This easy Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie Recipe combines cherry pie filling, almonds and coconut for the perfect bite every time!
I had eyed this one-crust pie recipe awhile back. I stumbled upon it on a food site. So, kudos and acknowledgement go to the Pillsbury site for their recipe for Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie.
This was the bake-off winner in 1986 and the winner’s name is Rose LeMon. I just had to try this one as I'm obsessed with easy dessert recipe ideas. Honestly, I only made one change to it.
If I make it again I’d be inclined to lose the almonds. Not sure my hubby would be on board with that though. He’s an almond lover.
I just loved it but think I would like it better with just coconut. But then I’m a coconut fiend, so there you go.
So try the original, or try it without almonds, or try it without coconut. Just try it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
- Pie Crust - I used one roll of Pillsbury pie dough for this recipe. You can use homemade or any store bought pie dough.
- Pie Filling - This recipe uses store bought cherry pie filling. Honestly, if you prefer making your own that's cool too!
- Cinnamon - Any kind of cinnamon will do. It adds a nice flavour to the pie.
- Salt - This enhances the flavour and sweetness of the pie filling. I recommend not cutting it out.
- Lemon Juice - A little bit of tartness helps balance the filling. You can use fresh squeezed lemon juice if you have it.
- Coconut - I used shredded coconut for this. You can use sweetened or unsweetened. You will be adding sugar so unsweetened coconut works if you want a less sweet pie.
- Almonds - Use sliced almonds for this recipe. They are the perfect size and texture for this recipe.
- Sugar - Granulated sugar is the way to go for this one.
- Salt - Again, a little bit of salt helps enhance the sweetness of desserts.
- Milk - I used 2% milk for this recipe but you can use whatever kind of milk you prefer.
- Butter - Honestly, you can use salted or unsalted for this particular recipe. Either works.
- Extract - This recipe uses almond extract which pairs perfectly with cherry, as well as coconut extract. You can swap them out for vanilla extract if that's all you have.
- Egg - I used a large egg for this recipe. Be sure to beat it before adding it into the mixture.
How to make Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie:
- First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Next, roll dough and place it in the pie plate.
- Then, combine pie filling with, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix it well then spoon the mixture over the pie crust.
- Transfer the pie dish to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove after the 20 minute mark so you can add the topping.
- Combine all of the topping ingredients in a medium bowl and stir really well. Pour the almond-coconut mixture over top of the cherry portion and spread it out. Return pie to the the oven and bake for another 20 to 3o minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack and allow the pie to cool completely.
- Then slice the pie into pieces.
- Grab a fork and dig in!
- Print recipe ahead of time so you can be organized.
- Mise en place is a wonderful way to organize everything and ensure you have all the ingredients.
- You can use an 8 inch pie pan for this recipe. A 9-inch glass pie plate works well too. You can also use a cast-iron skillet for this recipe if you like.
- Use all purpose flour to lightly flour your work surface before rolling out the pie pastry.A lightly floured surface is the key to not having your dough stick to the counter.
- Use your fingers to pin the edges if you want a scallop edge. Flute edges are wonderful on pies too.
- Baking sheets work great under pies when baking in the oven. That way if they spill over you won't make a mess of your oven.
- If you need to keep the edges of the pie from excessive browning you can use aluminum foil to cover edge of the pie as it bakes.
- Let the pie bake until it is golden brown.
- You can also make this with blueberry pie filling and peach pie filling.
How to Store Leftover Pie:
Store leftover pie in an airtight container or cover pie with aluminum foil, then place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Yes, you can freeze leftover pie. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic freezer bag for up to 2 months.
How to Reheat Pie:
Oven Method Instructions:
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the pie dish with aluminum foil and place on a cookie sheet in case it spills over. Place in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Remove and serve.
Microwave Method Instructions:
- Transfer pie to a microwave safe dish. Place in the microwave and heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, checking every 30 seconds or so after the first minute. The amount of pie you are reheating will affect the time. More pie = more time.
- Remove and serve.
More Easy Dessert Recipes:
- Caramel Apple Dip
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookie Stacks
- Coconut Cream Pie Dip
- Banana Coconut Sweet Bread
- Baked Fudge
- No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars
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Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie
- 1 package store bought or homemade pie crust
For the filling:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Carefully roll out the pie crust, then place in a pie plate. Set aside.
- In a large sized mixing bowl combine all the filling ingredients together. Mix thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into the pie crust.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside while you mix and add the topping. Leave oven on because you will be baking it again after that's added. Details in next step.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl combine all of the topping ingredients. Pour the almond-coconut mixture over the cherry portion of the pie and spread the topping as evenly as you can. Return the pie to the oven and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven when the top is golden brown.
- Serve with a big old cherry loving smile!
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